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Whopper Cake (Malted Milk Ball Cake)

Whopper Cake (aka Malted Milk Ball Cake) is a moist, dressed up chocolate cake mix that is topped with a malted whipped topping.

A DELICIOUSLY EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE

This is Whopper, as in malted milk balls, not the grilled kind found at Burger King. That would be a bit weird, wouldn’t it? If you love the flavor of Whoppers, then you will really enjoy this cake. I think malted milk is an underused ingredient. I mean, back in the day, you couldn’t go into any self-respecting soda shoppe or ice cream shop without seeing the words “Malt” somewhere on the menu.

Whopper Cake, sliced chocolate cake with malted milk powder and cool whip.

MALTED MILK BALLS

We love to make Chocolate Malts at home these days. Fortunately, we also have a couple of good shops near us that still make the old-fashioned malts. You can also add malted milk powder to chocolate chip cookies for an incredible flavor. This cake is not only easy but it is given a boost of flavor from good ole malted milk that gives it that yummy and unique taste.

Whopper Cake (a.k.a. Malted Milk Ball Cake) recipe from The Country Cook. Slice shown on a small round white plate.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • milk chocolate cake mix
  • chocolate malted milk powder
  • water
  • vegetable oil
  • large eggs
  • whipped topping (Cool Whip)
  • Whoppers malted milk balls
malted milk balls, chocolate cake, malted milk, whipped topping, eggs, oil, water.

HOW TO MAKE WHOPPER MALTED MILK BALL CAKE:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees Spray 9″ x 13″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray with flour. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix with 3/4 cups malted milk powder. 

chocolate cake mix combined with malted milk powder.

Add in eggs, oil and water and stir until combined. 

chocolate cake mix, malted milk powder, eggs, oil and water combined in a bowl.

Pour batter into prepared baking pan. 

chocolate cake batter in baking dish.

Bake for about 38-40 minutes (until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.) Allow cake to cool completely before making topping. In a medium bowl, combine whipped topping with 3/4 cup malted milk powder. Stir until completely incorporated and no longer grainy. Spread topping on top of cooled cake. Put one cup of malted milk balls into a ziploc bag and zip it up. Pound with a rolling pin (or other hard object) to crush Whoppers.

crushed malted milk balls in a Ziploc bag.

Sprinkle finished cake with crushed malted milk balls.

Whopper cake slice shown on a round white plate with Whopper Malted Milk Balls shown scattered around the slice of cake.

Then dig in!

closeup photo of a slice of Whopper Malted Milk Ball Cake with a bite removed.

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Whopper Cake (malted milk ball cake)

Whopper Malted Milk Ball Cake (+Video)

Whopper Cake (aka Malted Milk Ball Cake) is a moist chocolate cake that starts with a dressed up boxed cake mix topped with a malted milk whipped topping.
4.80 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 box Milk Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate malted milk powder, divided use
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8 oz) tub whipped topping, (Cool Whip)
  • 1 cup Whoppers malted milk balls

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees
  • Spray 13 x 9 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray with flour
  • In a medium bowl, combine cake mix with 3/4 cups malted milk powder.
  • Add in eggs, oil and water and stir until combined.
  • Pour batter in baking pan.
  • Bake for about 38-40 minutes (until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean)
  • Allow cake to cool completely before making topping.
  • For the topping
  • In a medium bowl, combine whipped topping with 3/4 cup malted milk powder.
  • Stir until completely incorporated and no longer grainy.
  • Spread topping on top of cooled cake.
  • Put one cup of malted milk balls into a ziploc bag and zip it up.
  • Pound with a rolling pin (or other hard object) to crush Whoppers.

Video

Notes

Sprinkle finished cake with crushed malted milk balls.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Sodium: 390mg | Sugar: 25g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally posted: October 2011
Updated & Republished: March 2019

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35 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this cake, cut 3 pieces for us, and sent the remainder to my daughter who ate a couple of pieces and took the rest to her work. She texted after her employees had a chance to sample, wanting the recipe. Seems they all loved this cake. It is yummy! I like lots of fluff so I used 12 ounces cool whip and a little extra malt powder for the frosting. Also, my cake was done in about 32 minutes. This is a winner and so easy. Thanks

  2. When I saw Whopper I thought it meant a really big cake and almost deleted it unread until I thought maybe you meant one of my favorite candies of all time! I’m so glad I checked! This looks yummy, and thanks for including the photo so that I know exactly which kind of malt powder to buy.

  3. Brandie – I followed the directions exactly but the batter was extremely thin – much thinner than in your video. What did I do wrong? Is 1 cup water too much perhaps? this looks like a wonderful cake and I want it to work! Can you advise?

  4. I can't find chocolate malt but I did find Carnation regular malt. Do you think it would make a huge difference in the taste? Also like the above comment I did see the Ovaltine chocolate malt but wasn't sure if it would be the same.

  5. if you can't find the malt powder, would chocolate malt Ovaltine powder be a close enough substitute?